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Supporting the Foundation

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is built to benefit, support, and enhance the mission of the California Community College system. The Foundation has provided over $250 million in direct grants, support, and cost savings to the Community Colleges and Chancellor’s Office, and each year realizes $30 million in revenue to support students, colleges, college foundations, and the California Community College system. The Foundation pursues philanthropic, corporate, and government grants, contracts, donations, and products or services to support and accelerate priorities of the Chancellor’s Office and our fiscally sponsored projects.

Partners can support our work in the following ways:

Major Grants

Our projects and programs are supported by major state and federal grants as well as private philanthropy.

System Contracts

System Contracts

Corporate vendors partner with the CollegeBuys program to make it possible for Community Colleges, public agencies, and educational institutions to save money on furniture and supplies.

Corporate Support

Corporate Support

Corporate support is essential for our work and includes work-based learning placements for students, grants, sponsorships, event participation, and pro bono and reduced cost goods and services.

Work-based Learning

Work-based Learning Partnerships

Employers, regional employer associations, colleges, high schools, and workforce investment boards partner with the Foundation to plan and develop work-based learning programs and systems.

Corporate Roundtable

Corporate Roundtable

Becoming a member of the Corporate Roundtable allows individuals and businesses to be involved with our Community Colleges in meaningful ways.

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Cy Pres Awards

The Foundation can accept cy pres funds to support existing work or to develop a new program in alignment with the mission of the Community Colleges. Cy pres funds are residual funds from a class action lawsuit or settlement.

Student Scholarships


The Foundation invests scholarship donations that benefit students in multiple college districts through our scholarship endowment. 

Direct Donation

Charitable Gifts

Your gift to the Foundation supports students and community colleges statewide. 

Highlighted Partners

  • Adobe
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne   
  • Anthem Foundation   
  • Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
  • The Bernard Osher Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • California Air Resources Board
  • California Bureau of Automotive Repair
  • California Department of Education
  • California Department of Social Services 
  • The California Endowment
  • California Mental Health Services Authority
  • California Wellness Foundation
  • California Workforce Development Board
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • CDW-G
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • College Futures Foundation
  • ComputerLand
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Haworth, Inc.  
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Jobs for the Future
  • JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropy
  • KI Furniture 
  • KYA
  • Konica Minolta
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation 
  • Lumina Foundation
  • Microsoft
  • National Science Foundation
  • NetXperts
  • Office Depot 
  • Laerdal
  • Pacific Gas & Electric 
  • PepsiCo
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors/CEPF
  • The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • Sutter Health
  • Swinerton Builders
  • USDA Food and Nutrition Service
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S Department of Education
  • U.S. Deptarmtent of Health & Human Services 
  • USDA Forest Service, Plumas National Forest  
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • W.M. Keck Foundation 
  • The Walter S. Johnson Foundation
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Contact Us

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer
P: 916.325.0118 ext. 117
F: 916.325.0844

Fiscal Sponsorships

Learn more about the Foundation's fiscally sponsored projects >

Foundation for California
Community Colleges

1102 Q Street, Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA 95811

Toll Free: 866.325.3222
Fax: 916.325.0844

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Supporting our Work

Help the Foundation further its mission to benefit, support, and enhance the California Community Colleges.

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 68-0412350).

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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 116 colleges and 73 districts, serving nearly 2 million students.

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